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BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Complexity

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss complexity and how it can help us understand the world around us. When living beings come together and act in a group, they do so in complicated and unpredictable ways: societies often behave very differently from the individuals within them. Complexity was a phenomenon little understood a generation ago, but research into complex systems now has important applications in many different fields, from biology to political science. Today it is being used to explain how birds flock, to predict traffic flow in cities and to study the spread of diseases.


Via Bernard Ryefield, NESS, Eugene Ch'ng
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You know a topic or meme has migrated into cultural hype-scape when Melvyn Bragg discusses it on Radio 4. However it's good to see complex adaptive systems research getting  considered coverage outside of the likes of Scientific American and New Scientist who have long promoted balanced views of the field.

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Free Big Data Education: A Data Science Perspective - Daniel D. Gutierrez | Big Data Republic

Free Big Data Education: A Data Science Perspective - Daniel D. Gutierrez | Big Data Republic | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
A list of free educational resources for data scientists and budding data scientists, including groups, courses, and books.
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Great set of links to useful data science resources including statistics, data analysis, machine learning, nueral nets (always a favourite) as well as free data science books coverinb Bayesian and Gaussian processes for machine learning. Worth bookmarking.

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What is life? Follow the bits

What is life? Follow the bits | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The debate over the definition of life is getting messier and messier, but one of the pioneers on the biochemical frontier is suggesting a method to tell whether scientists are actually looking at a new form of life - measuring the number of bits of information required for the life form to replicate and evolve. Good article - learn more...

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Learn GIS for Free - GIS Lounge

Learn GIS for Free - GIS Lounge | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
Learn GIS for free online from these university and institution based resources. Learn GIS on your own or supplement your existing geospatial education.
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If you are new to GIS or brushing up - this article has asome great pointers to online resources where you can quickly get your skills up todate and learn hwo to use new developments. Worth reading.

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Genesis Education: Science Module Overview

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Sometimes i forget just how awesome NASA's eduational resources are. One of my favourite is the Genesis project - which is a great way to introduce kids to concepts in particle physics and emergent phenomena. Learn more...

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